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Aug 26, 2009 12:00pm EDT
leader harry reid. . . the agency's ignore the their marks at their peril because the appropriations committees make it very clear that if they don't fund the earmarked they will cut their budget the following year. that was literally what happened when citizens against government waste first of the -- started looking at here marks in 1989/1988. the head of the office of management and budget listed all of the unauthorid programs and projects that were in the propriations bills and technically should not be funded by the administration. he got some phone calls and a letter from the appropriations committee chairman saying if you ever come up with such a list again we will cut your budget in half. ey can't cut our budget because he was working with us for much of that time. we decided they can't do anything to citizens against government waste so we will take up this effort and a few years later in 1991 we did issue the first congressional takeover we give out anchor awards, leave these big books in our newsletter in the backs and see what the organization has done. this year in parti
Aug 20, 2009 9:00am EDT
. not just the people but leaders in nancy pelosi to harry reid and not once did bush say anything or anything about his opposition. the fact that he had a shoe thrown at him and posts like the "huffington post" and other media took glee on them. i wish people would get away from these the name-calling and all come together which blinds and kind of distracts us from the issue at hand which is the issue hayes been debated. whether it's cap-and-trade, or whatever. top being emotional about political figures. whether it's barack obama or it's a republican, we should not take glee in uplifting a mere man. it's about the greatness of this country and the things that we need to do to help in continuing to make this country the greatest nation in the world. thank you. >> well, the word is out from scotland. you knew that there was going to be a decision about whether or not the lockerbie bomber would be freed on compassionate grounds because he got terminal prostate cancer. the associated press runned this this, sco 's justice minister has freed t terminal ill lockerbie bomb on compassion
Aug 31, 2009 8:30am EDT
at the direction of this country under president obama, harry reid and nancy pelosi. they have spent billions of dollars in the lt few months and we are trillions of dollars in debt. congressman connelly, you are our representative. you represent we, the people. implore you to vote no on this bill, and prevent our country from sliding into enomic decline. >> first of all, i am sorry for your le's. my grandmother had alzheimer's and she in a sense unfortunately was healthy otherwise, and so she lived a long time with this debilitating illness that is so devastating to see someone you love gradually fadeaway fadeawaa person you know. let me just say, while there may be the impression out there, especially if we watch too much of fox news -- can't help it, i'm a democrat, but there are no panels that are going to tell you or your doctors what a loved one is going to get suffering, for example, from alzheimer's. there are going to be studies looking at comparative effectiveness, so that we know what treatments make sense. let me give an example. we now know that inhe treatment of breast cancer, m
Aug 17, 2009 12:00pm EDT
harry reid. >> this fall, and to the home to america's highest court, from the grand public places, to those only accessible by the nine justices, the supreme court, coming the first sunday in october on c-span2 -- un c-span. >> now a discussion on technology issues facing congress and the obama administration including cybersecurity, national broadband and government information technology. the lobbying group tec america hosted this group in washington, it is about an hour. >> they will not serve a tech policy in washington. to that end i wanted to introduce phillip bond as soon as he put on his microphone, president of tech america. he will have a few opening remarks to kind of the lay of the land of the various issues that we have been watching and what we are looking for in the fall and then we have a number of our policy experts on hand and on the phone as well to facilitate what we hope will be a fruitful q&a session for all of you. >> thank you very much. can you pick it up or not? >> bear with me for one minute. i am technologically challenged. there we go. welcome to every
Aug 21, 2009 12:00pm EDT
harry reid. however, that is not exactly the case. the constitution does grant congress the power to spend. no money shall be drawn from the treasury but by consequence of appropriations made by law. now the bylaw is of very interesting way to approach it as well. when members of congress and these year marks to the appropriations bill it is not in this statute. they are added in what is called committee reports. so it is really an extra legal way of spending money. the agencies ignored these year marks at their peril because the appropriations committees make it very clear that if they don't fund the earmarks they will cut their budget the following year. that was literally what happened when citizens against government waste back in 1988 and 1989. lifted all of the unauthorized programs and projects that were in the appropriations bills. technically they should not be funded by the administration. well, he got some phone calls and we even got a letter from the appropriations committee chairman saying if you ever come up with such a list again will cut your budget and a half. so
Aug 5, 2009 12:00pm EDT
with a number of senate is yet to speak, majority leader harry reid is confident a final confirmation vote will take place this week. also possible, an infusion of funds for the cash for clunkers program and work on a bill promoting u.s. tourism. more live senate coverage at 5:00 p.m. eastern when the gavel comes down on c-span2. we have lots of information on the sonia sotomayor nomination available. the can watch videos of the senate debate. a confirmation hearing with the senate judiciary committee and various speeches she had some given and conference that she has participated in. you can read her written answers to questions from the judiciary committee. that is all available at as the senate continues in their break. we will show you more from washington journal with a chat we had this morning with senator jim rich, republican from idaho. >> host: let's start with one of the big topics, you have said he will oppose her nomination. why is that? >> guest: for the exact same reason president obama opposed the two nominations he voted on. she was kind enough to spend a consid
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